What is the average calorie intake for women?

The average woman needs to consume roughly 2000 calories in order to maintain her weight. However, this number is just a guideline and individual calorie requirements will vary. The following factors determine calorie intake for women: Her body size – the larger a persons body size, the more energy they require. A short light-weight woman will need fewer calories than…

58 tasty foods high in vitamin K

Vitamin K is important for bone health and the clotting of blood. Eating these 58 foods will make sure you don’t suffer from a deficiency.

Is hot sauce good or bad for you?

Some people absolutely love hot sauce and pour it on almost everything that they eat, whereas others simply can’t tolerate the heat. I tend to eat hot sauce occasionally, but will definitely be increasing my intake, especially because of some of the health benefits it brings. With there being hundreds of companies that manufacture hot sauce,…

How many calories do you burn a day?

The average adult burns approximately 2000 calories per day. However a more accurate figure can be calculated by taking into account an individuals age, gender, height, weight and activity levels. Let’s see how these factors determine calorie expenditure. Age – generally speaking, the older you are, the fewer calories you burn. This is because as you…

47 nutritious sources of vitamin A

This important vitamin plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision and protecting the eyes from damage because it is an essential building block of a compound called rhodopsin, a protein that allows the retina to effectively absorb light. Here are 47 foods that are a rich source of it.

How to ‘turn’ fat into muscle

Fat and muscle are very different from one another which is why we use the term ‘turn’ very loosely – it is not possible to take fat and directly convert it into muscle. Fat is stored in your body when you consume more calories than you burn. For example if your daily recommended intake is 2000…

28 green vegetables that are great for your health

Anyone who has even a little bit of knowledge on nutrition knows that vegetables, and in particular green ones are crucial to a healthy lifestyle. They are the some of best foods you can eat, if you are looking to improve your overall health. Green vegetables are nature’s multivitamin and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such…

The best teas to drink in the morning

After water, tea is the second most consumed beverage globally and is grown worldwide due to the large demand it has. You may not know it, but all teas (except herbal ones) are prepared from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The way in which the leaves are processed determines the taste and colour of the tea….

The 100+ healthiest foods on planet Earth

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult; there are lots of nutrient dense foods out there to include in your diet. We wrote this (quite lengthy!) article to help you discover new healthy foods, and to learn the benefits they bring with them.

Is eating fast bad for you?

As far back as I can remember, I have always been an extremely fast eater. Family and friends have often commented on how quickly I gulp my food down and have often asked whether I actually chew it. Recently, I have been making it a point to try and slow down, take smaller bites and chew…

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